Binbrook

Binbrook airfield, in Lincolnshire in England's central east, was opened in June 1940. Initially it had grass runways but these were surfaced in late 1942 and early 1943 in time for the arrival of 460 Squadron, RAAF in May 1943. Binbrook remained that squadron's home for the rest of the war and a memorial to the squadron was subsequently erected in the nearby village of the same name. 460 Squadron departed in July 1945 and the airfield was occupied by several RAF squadrons. It remained operational until 1985, with most of the airfield facilities being sold in 1989, although the British Ministry of Defence still maintains the runways and tarmac. In 1989, Binbrook was used to re-create an airfield of the United States 8th Air Force for the film Memphis Belle.